If you don't know yet, one of my love languages are gifts and food. Not so much getting these (all though I wouldn't turn them down, cough cough Thomas ;)) things, but when I want to show others they're loved. I feel like every event, good or bad, is deserving of a gift and some yummy food.
I blame it on my Mom, she is 100% like this. I grew up with her constantly baking cakes for neighbors or elderly people in our church. If one of the kids were sad, we were cheered up with a little candy bar or maybe a milkshake. It's not a stretch to say, she gotta it from her mama...
So in true fashion I've been on a little baking streak for my birthday man. It's Thomas' birthday week and his request? Chocolate Cake Pops. And y'all these are easy to make. confessions: these are not my favorite to make But they're easy nontheless, and what the birthday boy wants, the birthday boy gets.
Now does anyone have any gift suggestions?
Chocolate Cake Mix (and whatever ingredients you'll need to for that)
Chocolate Fudge Icing
1. Bake cake according to instructions on box, and let cool completely.
2. Crumble cake with your hands.
3. Add 3/4 of the icing to the cake crumbs in a large mixing bowl. Add more frosting as you see necessary.
4. Mix thoroughly, until the crumbs and icing are a consistently that can roll into little balls.
5. Take roughly 2 tbsp ( I don't measure it, and Thomas actually prefers them not to be mini sized) of the mixture and roll into balls.
6. Set balls onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
7. Let them chill for 30 minutes.
8. Melt a small chunk of your candiquik in the microwave according to package instructions.
9. Dip cake pop sticks in the melted candiquik and then about 1/2" into the cake balls.
10. Put back in the fridge for another 30 minutes.
11. Melt the rest of your candiquik, then dip each cake ball into it. Hover over the ball to drip off any excess.
SOO now for the reason these are not my favorite to make. It comes down to the last step. I'm always having trouble with the pops staying on their sticks. A lot of times they fall right apart or the stick comes right off once into the hot, melted candiquik. I believe this is because the candiquik is too hot for the pops, but either way I find it slightly annoying. I then just scoop them out with a fork and dip off the excess and go about my business. Nothing major, just gets on my nerves...anyways...
confession #2: I ran out of sticks for these cake pops. It doesn't effect the taste, of course, but are they really considered cake pops anymore?